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Agreement reportedly reached on extending DACA protections for 'Dreamers'

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, and other congressional Democrats. (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, and other congressional Democrats. (Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press)

Democratic leaders said Wednesday night they had reached agreement with President Trump to provide legal status for 800,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

The deal, announced after a dinner of Chinese food at the White House, could provide further momentum to a budding movement toward bipartisanship that began last week when Trump reached a fiscal agreement with Democrats to temporarily keep the government open and pay the nation’s debts.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York said in a joint statement that the newest pact would give the so-called Dreamers legal status as part of a broader measure that would beef up border security.

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